Hiyas -- folks gave me a ping so I figured I'd hop in quickly and clarify some things.
What files are you trying to upload? Zip? Different JPGs? PDF? If it's a PDF that takes a little longer because we auto-extract the pages in the browser and optimize each image that gets uploaded from the PDF.
If not, then there should be no delay. I just tested with a zip with 170 pages, I was done uploading in about 80 seconds, and the processing after another 60 seconds or so.
I don't know what this means. When files upload, the moment the spinner disappears and the image shows, it's done processing. Upload finished probably about 2-4 seconds before that happens (we auto-generate thumbnails, mobile reader size, and desktop reader size files for all uploads - thus the 2-4 processing delay).
This is simply not the case at all, and I've verified it just now again just in case
Always free to read is a toggle that exists on both releases AND on individual pages that allows the creator to flag those pages or releases as free, regardless of the global or country specific licensing settings ... and yes -- creator's can opt for using paywall conditionally for specific countries or content languages while keeping things free elsewhere ^.~
You sure can post a comic when you first sign up. Click the big "publish" button in the top nav. If you have not yet set up your creator page (this is separate from your user account for privacy and branding purposes), it will ask you create that first, and then off you go, unlimited uploads and comics.
This is also just not correct. When you're looking at your release, every single page has 3 buttons: "View", "Edit", and a gear icon. "View" takes you into the reading experience where you can go back and forth and look through your upload. Edit opens the "interactive creator tool" where you can set up panel-to-panel reading (and toggle between preview and edit more). Gear option lets you flag pages as free, delete page, or replace the specific image asset used.
That said, you did give me an opportunity to spread some helpful information to folks here, so I suppose I should say thank you